Super Rich Chocolate Cake – Secret Recipe Club – I Am A Honey Bee

It is time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal. It has been a year since I have been a member of this wonderful group. Every month has been an adventure and an insight into the different kinds of foods and culture that surround us. India on its own is a country of diversity. But, the world as a whole is a treasure trove of food, culture and ingredients. What has amazed me over the month’s is the similarities that I find in this diversity. This has been one amazing year of celebrating food and all the lovely blogger’s I have had an opportunity to meet throw this forum. To know more about this group and be a part of all the adventure and experiences go HERE.
This month I was assigned the lovely blog I Am a Honey Bee by Nicole. She works at an architecture firm and loves the architecture and details. I think that is why she label everything, so do I, it makes life easier, especially when you are telling a very disinterested husband to get you something from the kitchen cabinet, he can’t really say, “I can’t read!”. She loves to cook, bake, design and clean. She loves the beaches and has the complete series of Buffy the Vampire slayer. I can’t seem to get enough of the Vampire Diaries. Are we soul sisters in different continents Nic? Loved your blog and will keep going there often. Oh! And you must check out the 27 random facts about her. I won’t say more, just that you must!!
A few recipes that you must make are Wild Mushroom Rissotto, Chicken Soup, California Chicken Salad, Roasted Broccoli I did make this as well and it came out delicious.
But, the star of the day is Super Rich Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting.
Enjoy ! ! !
SONY DSCSuper Rich Chocolate Cake :-
I have made very few changes to the recipe. For the original recipe please go HERE.
Cocoa powder ¼ cup
Coffee ¾ cup
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
All-purpose flour 1 ¼ cup
Baking soda 1 tsp
Butter ½ cup (room temperature)
Sugar ¾ cup
Eggs 2 large (room temperature)
Dark chocolate 90 grams (melted, I used Selbourne)
• Preheat the oven at 175C.
• Grease and line with parchment paper an 8” round or square cake dish.
• In a small bowl, mix the cocoa, coffee and water. Add in the vanilla essence and set aside.
• In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
• In a large bowl used a hand blender cream the butter and sugar till fluffy, about 3 minutes.
• Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
• Add in the melted chocolate, mixed thoroughly.
• Add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture in thirds, alternating with the liquid ingredients, beating well after each addition.
• Pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
•Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
•When the cake has cooled, ice it with the Peanut Butter Frosting.
Peanut Butter Frosting
Butter ¼ cup (very soft)
Creamy peanut butter ½ cup
Milk ½ tbsp
Vanilla essence ½ tsp
Sifted confectioner’s sugar 1 cup
• Beat the butter and peanut butter until creamy, about 3 minutes.
• Add the milk and vanilla extract slowly and beat for 3 minutes.
• Gradually add in the sugar and beat until creamy and of desired consistency.
Makes : 1 8” cake or 1 6” cake and 8 medium size cup cakes.

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